File:Claude Debussy ca 1908, foto av Félix Nadar.jpg|thumb|upright|Claude Debussy in 1908
[Born Achille-Claude Debussy, he reversed his forenames to Claude-Achille in later life.]
[[http://www.forvo.com/search/debussy Claude Debussy] – pronunciation at Forvo.com]
22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel
, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music
, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions.
He was made wikt:chevalier|Chevalier
of the Legion of Honour
in his native France in 1903.
Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism